rob6239 (550) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Cask in Toronto. Pours great golden amber colour with decent head. Aroma is mild with pine. Taste is medium bitter. Average offering.
Mlkluther (46) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours an amber colour. Lots of head that takes a while to go down. Nose has grassy notes. Very crisp and dry finish with a bitter aftertaste.
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Masterkush7 (113) - - JUL 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark malty ale with roasty toffee notes along with a good hop bitterness bite. every time ive poured there is a massive white head that takes a while to . I’ve had a few of these and they have grown on me with each one I have had the more I enjoy these. Nice to have some craft brew in the local area.
bulldogops (765) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 7.5%. Clear golden amber pour with a weak, white head that bubbles away to a ring. Aroma is strong with hoppy overtones, grapefruit, citrusy, toasted malt. Taste is more of the same, dry hops and roast malts dominating the flavour, with a hint of sweetness. Finish is dry, but balanced and satisfying. Delicious. Glad to see craft beer being produced in my hometown.
andrewturba (726) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at pour house and comes out with a hazy copper colour with a small white head that leaves a small amount of lace up the glass. Aroma is sweet malt, caramelized sugar, toasty, some roasted malts, and a tropical fruit/citrus/pine mixture. Flavour is grapefruit, resin, caramel, bready and toasted malts. A nice malty ipa!
patricks110 (1483) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hop Slayer pours a rather dark burgundian amber with a thick frothed up creamy yellowish beige head. Tons of massive lacing splotches and rings form along the glass as the massive head calms down. Overall, this looks like a rather malty IPA. The aroma has a caramelized and toasted malt aroma with light roasted notes and a moderate grapefruit and lemony citric hop nose. A rather smooth sip up front with a rather heavy roast for and IPA with noted toasty and toffee malts. Light grapefruit hop flavours with mild resinous and pine needle notes.
Ferris (1209) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Resin and a bit of pine. Dark cloudy amber with a thin head. Light pine and resin again, bitter in the finish. Nice on the palate but a little bland.
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gramity (1217) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance is dark and cloudy with a bit of sediment leaping into my tulip. Looks good though. Aroma indicates the color is due to a substantial malt base as the caramel and malty base is very present in the nose. Hop aroma is a bit fruity but not as assertive as I was guessing it would be. Taste is caramel and medium malts with some decent hop character. There is a significant amount of bitterness which really hits the spot for me at the time. A pretty solid IPA and a valiant effort for a new brewery in Alberta. Keep it up!
As a sidenote, the packaging and bottling seems pretty sloppy. There is label paste all over the bottle and all 6 bottles are sticky. Not sure what happened but it reminds me of when I overflow my homebrew bottles and don’t wipe the beer off the sides. Could be a spill in distribution
pintbypint (2269) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml brown bottle. Pours out a dark orange-brown shade, slightly unclear. Short beige head with a tight bead. Light lacing. Nose has citrusy hops, earthy notes, toasty. Taste is earthy, malty toffee sweet notes in the back with lots of mixed hop flavours ranging from pine to grapefruity. Finish is decently bitter, long hoppy aftertaste with pine and grapefruit. Medium body, could use a bit more zip from the carbonation. Overall a decently bitter IPA.
DuffMan (5776) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Surprisingly dark amber with orange highlights, very hazy. Lots of toasty malt in here, with soft peachy hops, finishing with a heavy bitterness of long length. The bitterness here is very assertive, could use a little more in the aromatics department. Nice malt structure though-- I like the toastiness.